Jane Hartley, Ambassador of the United States in France, gave a telephone interview to Nice-Matin, Wendsday noon, just a few hours after Donald Trump’s election to the highest office.
This Francophile had gone to Nice on July 18 to express the solidarity of the American people after the attack on the Promenade des Anglais. She then stressed the importance of the Franco-American assistance in the fight against terrorism.
The diplomat now took a first look at the impact of this election, already historic.
“I am confident – particularly for France – that it will not affect our relations. France is our most powerful ally, an incredible partner in our fight against terrorism, through our intelligence and our military engagements. In Washington, among those who pointed out to me the importance of Franco-American partnership, there is a Republican senator on the committee for external relations … I think this feeling is shared by both parties. And I hope that the strong relationships we have built will not change. “